Defense

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Pick and Roll Defense: Stunting The following defensive stunting techniques came from the Encyclopedia of pick and roll defense playbook assembled by Chris Filios for Scott Peterman’s Basketball HoopScoop. It is paired with The Comprehensive Ball Screen Playbook as this week’s featured bundle. You can find out more about the bundle by clicking on this link: Encyclopedia of Pick and Roll Defense ...

Basketball Post Defense: Scram Switch Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert posted these videos on his tremendous resource site for coaches. PickandPop.net Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert There is a narration with the video, ...

Loading to the Basketball Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert posted these videos on his tremendous resource site for coaches. PickandPop.net Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert Editor’s Note from Brian.  There are two ...

Tim Jankovich Top Siding a Wide Pin Down Screen This defense technique for defending a wide pin down screen is with SMU Coach Tim Jankovich. The video is hosted on You Tube. You will need to be on a network that allows you to access that site. The video is two minutes and 33 seconds long. He discusses the position of the ball as to when they ...

NBA Red Defensive Coverage Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert posted these videos on his tremendous resource site for coaches. PickandPop.net Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert Editor’s Note from Brian.  The post is ...

Doubling the Low Post Loyola Chicago This article on the tactics used by Loyola Chicago to double team the low post was posted to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library by Matt Wheeler. Matt Wheeler has spent the last 10 years coaching in the Orlando, FL area. For the last 6 seasons he was at Olympia High School ...

Back Screen X Switch Tactic Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert posted these videos on his tremendous resource site for coaches. PickandPop.net Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert Editor’s Note from Brian.  The post is ...

Teaching Your Defensive Philosophy This post was submitted by Coach Tom Kelsey.  Coach Kelsey has been a Head Coach at Belhaven University, Faulkner University, and Greater Atlanta Christian High School.  He has also been an assistant at LSU, Alabama, Murray State, and Lipscomb.  He played at Lipscomb under Coach Don Meyer. Does your team have a defensive identity? Do your players ...

Defending a Great Player Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert has these notes on his tremendous resource site for coaches. PickandPop.net Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert Editor’s Note from Brian.  The post is ...

ICE to Switch Defensive Coverage Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert has put together some short clips with some NBA techniques for defending pick and rolls using a technique known as ICE to Switch Defensive Coverage. Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube ...

Defensive Floor Balance Clinic Notes from: The Coach in the video is PGC Basketball Director Sam Allen. This video was filmed at a PGC/Glazier Basketball Coaching Clinic. If you want the best in basketball education, then you need to attend the PGC/Glazier Basketball Clinics this Spring! They’ve changed the coaching clinic game forever with more topics, superior speakers, and ...

Arkansas Pressing Principles This post contains some pressing principles employed by the Arkansas mens program. Adjust these to fit your players and philosophy and/or take bits and pieces to combine with what you already run. The diagrams and notes are from the “Full Court Pressing Defenses Playbook” assembled by Chris Filios. It is paired with the Houston ...

Pick and Roll Defense Army Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zak Boisvert has put together some short clips with some NBA techniques for defending pick and rolls. Coach Boisvert has posted several videos of some of the better schemes he has seen. His You Tube channel is: Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel He also is also very active on Twitter: @ZakBoisvert He has ...

Tilt Pick and Roll Defense This ideas was contributed by Randy Sherman to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library. Coach Sherman s the owner and founder of Radius Athletics – a basketball coaching consulting firm – where he consults with basketball coaches at all levels on coaching philosophy, practice planning, Xs & Os and teaching a conceptual style of ...

Sean Miller Defensive Notes This post came from Army Men’s Assistant Zak Boisvert’s PickandPop.net site. The site has a lot of quality coaching ideas and information.  Definitely worth a look! Sean Miller – University of Arizona (Nike Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona).  Sent to Zak by Ash Arnott DEFENSIVE PHILOSOPHIES o Times are always changing. o IMPORTANT when developing your defensive philosophies: “How you teach it, ...

Defending the 3 Techniques and Strategies Clinic Video from: The Coach in the video is Boise Sate Men’s Assistant Coach Phil Beckner This video was filmed at the PGC/Glazier Spring 2016 Chicago Clinic. Coach Beckner has had stops at Weber State, Nebraska, and the Oklahoma City Blue (NBA D-League)             Defending the 3 Techniques and Strategies

Veer Back Pick and Roll Defense This post was originally from Zak Boisvert on his basketball Coaching Website: Pick and Pop His You Tube channel has several videos with various types of man to man plays, zone sets, and inbounds plays. You can subscribe to receive an update when he posts a new video Zak Boisvert You Tube Channel You can follow him ...

Doubling The Low Post and Rotating This conversion defense drill was contributed by Mo Dahkil, former video coordinator for the Clippers and Spurs to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library. You can also find out more about FastModel Play Diagramming software by clicking this link: FastDraw These were Coach Dakhil’s comments about the post: Rotations are extremely difficult to nail down and ...

Jim Boone Defensive Teachings These notes came from Bob Starkey’s (Longtime D1 Assistant Coach–currently at Texas A & M) Basketball Coaching Blog, hoopthoughts.blogspot.com. Jim Boone of Delta State is one of the nation’s foremose teachers of the Pack Line Defense. Below is a list of key teaching points in Jim’s system. At the end of this story is the entire link ...

Chris Holtmann Conversion Defense System I am a big believer that half court defense starts full court and that you can’t be a great defensive team without being great in converting to defense to force your opponent to play against your half court defense. The video is 5 minutes of New Ohio State Coach Chris Holtmann going through his Conversion Defense ...

Brad Stevens Notes University of Maine Men’s Assistant Coach Zak Boisvert has assembled some notes from Brad Stevens at the 2016 Brayden Carr Coaches Clinic. The Brayden Carr Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that works to raise money for children with seizure conditions. The charity was established by Rhode Island assistant coach Jim Carr and his wife ...

10 Commandments of Defense This post was written by Micah Hayes and posted with permission from PGCBasketball. Micah is the owner of ‘The Sweatbox Decatur’ and serves athletes through intense individual & group athletic performance training. Micah is also the strength & conditioning coach at Decatur High School. It has been said that the cornerstone of defense is not just effort but multiple effort. I ...

Icing a Side Pick and Roll This post contains videos of two defensive drills from Matt Woodley. At the time when the video was made, Matt was the Head Coach of the Iowa Energy of the NBA D League. (Now the G League). He is a former assistant for Tony Bennett at Washington State. For the 2017-18 season, he is on the Men’s Staff ...

Coaching Basketball Defensive Concepts These defensive concepts from 3 highly successful college basketball coaches were posted on Bob Starkey’s Basketball Coaching Blog, hoopthoughts.blogspot.com. Even if you don’t play a pack style defense, I hope this might get you thinking about terminology and philosophy that can be applied to improving your system. Jim Boone, Head Coach Delta State Men Here’s a few concepts ...

Thad Matta Defensive Notes These notes are from Bob Starkey’s Basketball Coaching Blog, hoopthoughts.blogspot.com. He has been posting for several years and there are hundreds of posts with ideas to make your program better. Transition Defense: Post Rule: “Get your butt ahead of your opponent’s butt.” Goal: Force at least 2 passes when offense has numbers Don’t allow a skip for a 3 Rule: ...

Coaching Basketball Defensive Notes These notes are from Bob Starkey’s Basketball Coaching Blog, hoopthoughts.blogspot.com. He has been posting for several years and there are hundreds of posts with ideas to make your program better. The following are notes from Jim Boone’s lecture on Pack Line Pressure Defense at the TABC Coaching Clinic in San Antonio. Don Meyer: Write it all down ...

Buzz Williams on Defending Pick and Roll This video is an interview with Coach Nick from bballbreakdown.com Virginia Tech Coach Buzz Williams on his thoughts on defending pick and roll. The video is a You Tube video so make sure that you are on a server that allows You Tube access.   He believes in icing side pick and rolls so that they do not ...

Defending NBA Pick and Roll These are some of the notes on defending the pick and roll that Zak Boisvert posted on his Pick and Pop Basketball Coaches Site. They are notes he took from Steve Clifford, Head Coach of the Charlotte Hornets. Editor’s note from Brian. You won’t be able to use everything in these notes, but I hope you can ...

D1 Defensive Notes The Tom Izzo and Bo Ryan Notes below are from Coach Scott Peterman’s eBook Inventory. This week’s eBook bundle is the Boston Celtics Space, Pace, and Pick and Pop Offense paired with the Michigan State Defense Playbook. Click here for details on Boston & Michigan State and, as always email or call/text me at 765-366-9673 with any questions. I ...

Coaching Basketball: Defensive Non-Negotiables This post contains thoughts from two articles from Texas A&M Women’s Assistant Bob Starkey on their defense. His Hoop Thoughts Blog is another great resource for basketball coaches. I hope these ideas give you some ideas for developing or improving the Defensive Non-negotiables for your program. Defensive Non-Negotiables We’ll start with some basic concepts (our why) that guide ...

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